FreakOutNation: Cleveland Official Resigns; ‘No Longer Proud’ To Work For City After Rice Shooting
[su_right_ad]A fiscal manager in Cleveland’s public safety department has resigned in the wake of the shooting of 12-year-old Tamar Rice by a police officer.
Shawn Gidley said in his letter of resignation which was dated Dec. 17th, that he once enjoyed his position and the work he did, “believing it was making the City of Cleveland a better place to live.”
Gidley wrote that three major controversies have destroyed that belief.
Gidley, who began working for the city in 2002, cited years of mismanagement, poor leadership and improper training in the Public Safety Department have “ended with a child paying the ultimate price.”
“The Department of Public Safety and the City of Cleveland is no longer an employer for which I am proud to work,” Gidley concluded in his letter. “It does not provide the leadership that the residents of Cleveland deserve.”
Gidley went on to cite the 2011 Fire Department payroll scandal, in which city auditors uncovered years of abuse of the department’s shift trading policy.[su_csky_ad]